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Encyclopedia > Brecknock (borough)
Brecknock
Arms of Brecknock Borough Council
Administration
Status: Borough
HQ: Brecon
History
Created: 1974
Abolished: 1996
Succeeded by: Powys
Population
1971: 37,781
1992 (estimate): 41,500

The Borough of Brecknock (Welsh: Bwrdeisdref Brycheiniog) was one of the three local government districts of Powys from 1974 to 1996. The district comprised the majority of the historic county of Brecknockshire. A borough is an administrative division used in the Canadian province of Quebec, in some states of the United States, and formerly in New Zealand. ... Brecon is a historic market town in mid Wales, with a population of roughly 8,000 with around 6,000 in the surrounding area. ... Powys is a local government principal area and a preserved county in Wales. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... Powys is a local government principal area and a preserved county in Wales. ... Wales has thirteen traditional counties (or vice counties). ... Brecknockshire, also known as Breconshire or, in Welsh, as Sir Frycheiniog is an inland traditional county of Wales, bounded N. by Radnorshire, E. by Herefordshire and Monmouthshire, S. by Monmouthshire and Glamorgan, and W. by Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire. ...


The district was formed by the Local Government Act 1972, from the administrative county of Brecknockshire, with the exception of Brynmawr, Llanelly, Penderyn and Vaynor. The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... An administrative county is an administrative area in the British Isles. ... Brynmawr (Bryn-mawr) is a market town in the county borough of Blaenau Gwent, traditional county of Brecknockshire, mid Wales. ... Llanelly is the name of both a village and its respective parish in south-east Wales. ... Vaynor (or Faenor) is a village and community in the Merthyr Tydfil county borough in Wales. ...


The borough was abolished in 1996 by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, when it became part of the unitary authority of Powys. The Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (1994 c. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Powys is a local government principal area and a preserved county in Wales. ...



Local government counties and districts of Wales 19741996 Flag of Wales

Local authorities created by the Local Government Act 1972 Motto: (Welsh for Wales for ever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) English, Welsh Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779 km² (3rd... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ...


CLWYD: Alyn and Deeside | Colwyn | Delyn | Glyndŵr | Rhuddlan | Wrexham Maelor
DYFED: Carmarthen | Ceredigion | Dinefwr | Llanelli | Preseli Pembrokeshire | South Pembrokeshire
GWENT: Blaenau Gwent | Islwyn | Monmouth | Newport | Torfaen
GWYNEDD: Aberconwy | Arfon | Dwyfor | Meirionnydd | Ynys Môn - Isle of Anglesey
MID GLAMORGAN: Cynon Valley | Merthyr Tydfil | Ogwr | Rhondda | Rhymney Valley | Taff-Ely
POWYS: Brecknock | Montgomeryshire | Radnorshire
SOUTH GLAMORGAN: Cardiff | Vale of Glamorgan
WEST GLAMORGAN: Lliw Valley | Neath | Port Talbot | Swansea
Clwyd is a preserved county of Wales, formed from the traditional counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire, and parts of Merionethshire. ... Alyn and Deeside was a local government district in Wales from 1974 to 1996. ... Categories: UK geography stubs ... Wrexham is a county borough in northern Wales. ... Dyfed was one of the ancient kingdoms (or principalities) of Wales prior to the Norman Conquest. ... For other uses please see Ceredigion (disambiguation) Ceredigion is a county in Wales. ... Dinefwr was a local government district in Dyfed, Wales from 1974 to 1996. ... South Pembrokeshire was a local government district of Dyfed, Wales from 1974 to 1996. ... Gwent is the area of south-easternmost Wales, bordering on the Welsh Marches of southwest England. ... Blaenau Gwent is a county borough and parliamentary constituency in South Wales. ... Islwyn 1974-1996 Islwyn is an area in south Wales. ... The district of Monmouth was created in 1974 as a merger of the boroughs of Monmouth, Abergavenny, the urban districts of Usk and Chepstow and the rural districts of Abergavenny, Chepstow and Monmouth. ... Torfaen (sometimes hyphenated Tor-faen) is a county borough in South Wales. ... Gwynedd is an administrative county in Wales, named after the old Kingdom of Gwynedd. ... The Borough of Aberconwy was one of five districts of Gwynedd, North Wales from 1974 to 1996. ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: UK geography stubs | Gwynedd ... Categories: UK geography stubs | Gwynedd ... Anglesey (Welsh: Ynys Môn, pronounced (IPA), roughly unniss mawn), is an island and county at the northwestern extremity of north Wales. ... Mid Glamorgan is a ceremonial preserved county of Wales, one of the divisions of the traditional county of Glamorgan. ... Categories: UK geography stubs ... Merthyr Tydfil (Welsh: Merthyr Tudful) is a town and county borough in the traditional county of Glamorgan, south Wales, with a population of about 55,000. ... Ogwr was a former district in Wales, which existed from 1974 to 1996. ... Taff-Ely was a local government district in Wales from 1974 to 1996. ... Powys is a local government principal area and a preserved county in Wales. ... South Glamorgan is a ceremonial preserved county of Wales, one of the divisions of the traditional county of Glamorgan. ... Cardiff (Welsh: ) is the capital of Wales and its largest city. ... For other uses, see Vale of Glamorgan (disambiguation). ... West Glamorgan as a preserved county since 2003. ... Lliw Valley was a local government district of Wales from 1974 to 1996. ...


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GENUKI: Brecon, Brecknockshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868 (1847 words)
It is situated on the banks of the Usk, at the confluence of the Honddhu and Tarell with that river, and is the county town of Brecknockshire.
The borough is governed, under the Reform Act, by a mayor, recorder, four aldermen, and 12 councillors, with the style of the "bailiff, aldermen, and burgesses of the borough of Brecknock".
Brecknock is the seat of a Poor-law Union, the head of a County Court district, and the headquarters of the county militia.
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